Long Family Orchard

This weekend we checked off another item from our Fall List and went to Long Family Orchard. Danny’s sister recommended it last year and after this second visit I will officially declare it my orchard of choice. There are plenty of cider mills around but a smaller number offer U-Pick. Those that do are generally busy all the … More Long Family Orchard


Try as I might I can’t fight my gravitational pull to Livonia. Our parents live there, we worked (and met) there and went to school there. Even when we don’t live in the city, I manage to live no more than a mile away from the border. It’s a fine town with good schools and … More Greenmead

Cottage Life

While I was away Thrillist declared what I’ve always known, Michigan is the best state in the union. Normally, I relish in our urban treasures but for the holiday I enjoyed slower paced life Up North. For nearly a week we lived a life of rest and relaxation with friends and with each other. Danny grew … More Cottage Life

Sea Life

A couple weeks ago I received the most unexpected email inviting me to visit Sea Life, I gladly accepted and this post was created in partnership with Sea Life Michigan. Sea Life is an aquarium adventure located inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall. This would seem odd if I didn’t know the Grand Ole Opry is … More Sea Life